Exploring Water Quality Index and Risk on Quality of Life in an Industrial Area: A Case from Ghaziabad City, India
International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages: 65-72
Received: Feb. 3, 2014; Published: Mar. 10, 2014
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Haroon Sajjad, Department of Geography, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 110025, India
Jyoti , Department of Geography, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 110025, India
Rahis Uddin, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 110025, India
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This paper makes an attempt to evaluate water quality index and its possible effect on quality of life in an Indian industrial city. Thirty six groundwater samples from CIS Hindon area of Ghaziabad city were analyzed with the help of standard methods of APHA. Water quality index was evaluated to assess suitability of drinking water. Rand Short Form 36 Items Questionnaire was used to examine the effect of water quality index on the quality of life of residents living around sampling stations. Results revealed that most of the water quality parameters were beyond the desired limit. Water quality index for 58% of the samples are very high and water quality is not suitable for drinking purpose. The statistical analysis showed that correlation between water quality index and quality of life was linear and negative. Therefore, proper groundwater management strategies are necessary to protect sustainability of water in the study area.
Keywords
Groundwater, Industrialization, Water Quality Index, Quality of Life, Ghaziabad
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Haroon Sajjad, Jyoti , Rahis Uddin, Exploring Water Quality Index and Risk on Quality of Life in an Industrial Area: A Case from Ghaziabad City, India, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 65-72. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20140202.12
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